In a previous article I presented an overview of the excellent Cardhop Contacts App from flexibits. It is a cool Mac App, but to get the most out of it you must make it your hub of activity rather than doing everything manually through various other Apps. One thing I did not cover earlier is Cardhop Actions so let’s take a look.
Cardhop has so many features and ways of doing things it is impossible to cover them all. The bottom line with Cardhop is you interact with your Contacts using the various Actions in Cardhop. Here are some examples of what Cardhop can do. You may never use these Actions, I know I will not, but they cover most of how people interact with their Contacts. I will have to block out some of my Contact information for privacy reasons, but I think you will get the idea.
All of these Actions work the same way. You type the Action in the Search Bar at the top of the Cardhop menubar window followed by a space and the persons name. If you are setup for it, you can use Cardhop to Call a Contact through your Mac:
If you have more than one “Gary” in your Contacts, Cardhop brings them all up for you to choose.
You can text your Contacts in Cardhop. You can either type Messages or use the word Text to bring up a window like this:
All you have to do with these Actions is click on the selection with your Mouse or hit the Return Key ⮐ on your keyboard. If you are the type of person that likes to keep your hands on the keyboard, this is really ideal. Once you select the Action Cardhop has found, it takes you to the App that will complete the transaction, in this case Messages:
Of course, Email would be an obvious Action in any Contact system:
When you select the Email Action Cardhop opens your Default Email program with a new Email ready to be completed.
Cardhop can provide Directions as long as you have a persons address in their Contact information. When you click on the Directions selection Cardhop opens the macOS Maps App. It completes the directions for you, a very nice touch.
Cardhop can FaceTime any of your Contacts as well:
When you click on the FaceTime Action Cardhop brings up the macOS camera and makes the call for you.
Cardhop contains a Print Action if you need a hard copy of a Contact or Group of Contacts:
When you use the Print Action Cardhop brings up a print dialog window:
As you can see, the print dialog is fairly sophisticated with lots of choices.
Cardhop has several additional Actions that I do not have time to cover. Actions such as Skype, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Twitter, VOIP, WhatsApp and others. Obviously, the appropriate App for these Actions needs to be installed on your Mac for Cardhop to interact with it.
The way Cardhop interfaces with these other Apps is seamless. They designed it to minimize your efforts interacting with your Contacts. Cardhop makes it easy, they want people to streamline their Contacts workflow for more efficiency. I think it is cool. I am still learning to rely on Cardhop for all my interactions instead of manually going to each App, but I am getting there. If you have not tried Cardhop, they have a 21 day free trial. You have nothing to lose by giving it a test drive.